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Disruption and Fleximobility at the ECEEE Summer Study

In the first week of June, Jillian and Tim took the Disruption project to the European Council for and Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) Summer Study in France.

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Disruption and Fleximobility at the ECEEE Summer Study

In the first week of June, Jillian and Tim took the Disruption project to the European Council for and Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE) Summer Study in France.

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Moving Behaviours Events

To mark the end of the Travel Behaviours Network we will be showcasing our research projects over two events Moving Behaviours: Designing City Connections on 15 June at the Future Cities Catapult London and Moving Behaviours: Connecting Travel on 23 June at the Transport

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Moving Behaviours Events

To mark the end of the Travel Behaviours Network we will be showcasing our research projects over two events Moving Behaviours: Designing City Connections on 15 June at the Future Cities Catapult London and Moving Behaviours: Connecting Travel on 23 June at the Transport Systems Catapult Milton Keynes.

The transport sector contributes significantly to the production of CO2. In 2013 transport accounted for about 25% of the UK’s domestic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). Vehicle technologies and fuel choices can play a significant role in reducing emissions by decarbonising transport, but travel choices themselves are inherently complex.

While there is frequently a willingness to change travel behaviour, for example by reducing the amount people travel by car, evidence also demonstrates that there is often a resistance to changing behaviours which are considered to cause a significant lifestyle change. A government public policy landscape report indicated:

“the solution to the transport challenge does not lie only in technological innovation. It is rooted in a better understanding of human behaviour”

A three year program of research comprising 5 projects, funded to the tune of £6 million, to focus upon the determinants and incentives for changing travel behaviour, habits and practice is nearing its completion.

We would like to share with industry and government some of the complexity that surrounds behaviour, solutions that have been found to work, and how to use data to reveal new patterns.

Come and find out about

– A 3-year empirical study of people’s everyday lives that reveals the complexity and barriers to change by looking at disruptions that force people to change

– How commuters and communities engage with electrically assisted cycling and observe car miles drop by 20%

– How to use new datasets to reveal new usage patterns

– How to change peoples’ behaviour to reduce travel emissions

– How to recalibrate the flow of people and transport through a series of innovative digital apps in tourism, transport and logistics

Coming to the events

Learn more and book tickets for Moving Behaviours: Designing City Connections on the 15th June at the Future Cities Catapult London

Learn more and book tickets for Moving Behaviours: Connecting Travel on 23 June at the Transport Systems Catapult Milton Keynes.

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Fleximobility Workshop for Wiltshire County Council

On 13th May, Tim spent the afternoon at Wiltshire County Council, running a workshop for transport and land-use planners and elected members exploring the Fleximobility concept in the setting of a predominantly rural local authority.

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Fleximobility Workshop for Wiltshire County Council

On 13th May, Tim spent the afternoon at Wiltshire County Council, running a workshop for transport and land-use planners and elected members exploring the Fleximobility concept in the setting of a predominantly rural local authority.

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Disruption Panel Session on “Unlocking Low Carbon Mobility” at American Association of Geographers

On 24th April, the project organised a panel session at the American Association of Geographers Annual COnference in Chicago. The panel session was chaired by Tim Chatterton, with Disruption members James Faulconbridge and Iain Docherty on the panel alongside Tim Schwanen from the University of Oxford, Harvey Miller from Ohio State University, Katherine Reesefrom American University and Deborah Salon from Arizona State University. Session Details

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Disruption Panel Session on “Unlocking Low Carbon Mobility” at American Association of Geographers

On 24th April, the project organised a panel session at the American Association of Geographers Annual COnference in Chicago. The panel session was chaired by Tim Chatterton, with Disruption members James Faulconbridge and Iain Docherty on the panel alongside Tim Schwanen from the University of Oxford, Harvey Miller from Ohio State University, Katherine Reesefrom American University and Deborah Salon from Arizona State University. Session Details

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Scales of Disruption: Methods, Experiences and Insights for Change

On Tuesday 10th February, the Disruption Project held a joint workshop with the AHRC “ Material Cultures of Energy ” project at Birkbeck College in London.

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Scales of Disruption: Methods, Experiences and Insights for Change

On Tuesday 10th February, the Disruption Project held a joint workshop with the AHRC “ Material Cultures of Energy ” project at Birkbeck College in London.

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Presentation on Flexi-mobility by Prof. Greg Marsden

Here is a 28 minute presentation by Prof. Greg Marsden on the Flexi-mobility concept and the research and data behind it.  This was recorded at a workshop in Leeds in February 2015

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Presentation on Flexi-mobility by Prof. Greg Marsden

Here is a 28 minute presentation by Prof. Greg Marsden on the Flexi-mobility concept and the research and data behind it.  This was recorded at a workshop in Leeds in February 2015

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WP2 Report on the Ethnographies of Mobilities and Disruption

Between Spring 2012 and Summer 2014, 23 families and 36 individuals in Brighton, and 16 families and 25 individuals in Lancaster participated in a major ethnographic study of their travel and mobility patterns, with particular focus on how disruptions to their lives affected these. The work concluded that the  concepts of ‘normality’, ‘routine’ and ‘habit’ need to be discarded as the baselines for understanding mobility

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WP2 Report on the Ethnographies of Mobilities and Disruption

Between Spring 2012 and Summer 2014, 23 families and 36 individuals in Brighton, and 16 families and 25 individuals in Lancaster participated in a major ethnographic study of their travel and mobility patterns, with particular focus on how disruptions to their lives affected these. The work concluded that the  concepts of ‘normality’, ‘routine’ and ‘habit’ need to be discarded as the baselines for understanding mobility

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